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“The Los Blancos want him this year” – Real Madrid has to pay €60m for the signing of the 23-year-old replacement of Karim Benzema

Real Madrid has been keeping an eye on Jonathan David, a striker for the Ligue 1 club Lille who is worth roughly €60 million

Defensa Central, a Spanish news organization, claims that Real Madrid is interested in signing forward Jonathan David. La Liga winners are keeping a close eye on the LOSC Lille attacker. Nonetheless, the teenager may be had for the sum of €60 million, which is what the Ligue 1 club is asking.


After moving to Europe, Jonathan David has made great strides in his development. Throughout his formative years, the 23-year-old played for three Canadian teams before signing with KAA Gent in 2018. And then, after two years in Belgium, he made the jump to Ligue 1 with Lille. And ever since then, the kid has been moving forward with confidence.

The Canada international is now regarded as one of the league’s elite attackers. David is having a great 2022–23 season, as he has scored 21 goals and added four assists in 30 games. Meanwhile, Real Madrid has taken notice of the youngster as he vies with Kylian Mbappe for the Ligue 1 scoring title.


In order to compete, Real Madrid may need to acquire a new striker during the next summer transfer window. As a result, Mariano Diaz’s future at Santiago Bernabeu is clouded with doubt. The 29-year-old will most likely depart Real Madrid this summer in search of a fresh start. Moreover, Karim Benzema has had fitness problems this season.

Will Los Blancos get him?

"The Los Blancos want him this year" - Real Madrid has to pay €60m for the signing of the 23-year-old replacement of Karim Benzema

For four years now, the Frenchman has been a team icon for Real Madrid. This season, though, his fitness issues have been a major setback for Real Madrid’s offence. With Benzema nearing the end of his career, Los Blancos need to add a striker to challenge Endrick for the starting spot.


Real Madrid has been linked to a number of players, including Harry Kane and Erling Haaland. Furthermore, the current La Liga winners have a good chance of signing Jonathan David. A reported €60 million is being sought by the Canadian striker’s current club, Ligue 1’s Lille.

On the other hand, David is a hot commodity, with clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United said to be monitoring his situation. This summer, Real Madrid will have a transfer fight to look forward to with two Premier League teams able to offer €60 million to grab him.

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